Marathon of the North

  • Great Britain's Aly Dixon celebrates as she crosses the line during the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. Picture credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Commonwealth experience can help at Rio Olympics says Dixon

    May 9, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    As Sunderland’s newest Olympian, Alyson Dixon, re-starts training in preparation for Rio, the marathon runner says that qualification for this summer’s Olympics has already changed her life. Dixon was the fastest British women at the London Marathon just over two weeks ago – qualifying her to represent Team GB at […]

     
  • Jonathan Taylor crosses the finish line to win the Sunderland 10K race

    Thousands brave cold and wet conditions to run Sunderland 10K

    May 2, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Thousands took to the Wearside streets for the Sunderland 10k on Sunday morning despite the cold and wet conditions. Jonathan Taylor, from the Morpeth Harriers won the 10K run, while Elswick Harriers’ Justina Heslop won the women’s event. The Run Sunderland Festival also saw Tadele Mulugeta of Elswick Harriers win […]

     
  • Steve Cram “pleased” with turn out despite wet conditions

    Steve Cram “pleased” with turn out despite wet conditions

    May 5, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    The pouring rain didn’t stop thousands of runners and fund-raisers taking part in the Sunderland City 10k and Half Marathon on Sunday May 3. Crowds cheered on professional athletes and fun-runners, some in fancy dress, as they made their way around the city. Both races were started by members of […]

     
  • The runners start the Sunderland 10K in rainy conditions at the Stadium of Light

    Indelbu and Dixon lead runners at annual Sunderland 10k

    May 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    The annual Sunderland City 10k took place on Sunday, with thousands of runners battling the dreadful weather conditions to complete the 6.2mile course. Started by members of Sunderland Ladies Football Team, Middlesbrough-based athlete and London 2012 Paralympic Silver medallist Wondiye Indelbu was the first to cross the line at the […]

     
  • Dixon is once again the favourite to win the Sunderland 10K this weekend

    Run Sunderland Festival prepares for girl power invasion

    May 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Organisers of the Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10K have announced that both races will be started by members of the Sunderland Ladies football squad, following a mass warm up led by fitness entrepreneur and star of The Apprentice, Katie Bulmer-Cooke as Girl power looks set to dominate the 2015 Run […]

     
  • Founder of Marathon of the North Steve Cram with Sunderland Harrier's Dave Savage, Sunderland Strollers Rachel Ball & Steve Rankin, & Steve Campion

    Sunderland Festival of Running offers Dublin trip

    January 31, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Organisers of the 2014 Sunderland Festival of Running have announced that the winners of the Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10k will receive a trip for four to Ireland, as well as a cash prize. The two races will start and finish at The Stadium of Light and will take […]

     
  • Action from this years Marathon of The North held in Sunderland. Photo by Zoë Vicarage Photography

    Marathon of the North suspended from Run Sunderland Festival

    November 15, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Organisers of the 2014 Run Sunderland Festival have announced the revised race program for 2014 which includes the Sunderland City Half Marathon and the Sunderland City 10k, however the Marathon of the North will not take place. Event officials have announced that the Marathon of the North will be suspended […]

     
  • Aly Dixon celebrates winning the women's City of Sunderland 10K. Photo by Zoë Vicarage Photography

    People out in force for Marathon of the North despite windy conditions

    April 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Despite the windy conditions making the course difficult, it didn’t stop runners and spectators from coming out in their thousands for the Marathon of the North on Sunday. This year’s event was the second year for the Marathon of the North, with the BQ Relay race added and the half marathon for […]

     
  • Action from this years Marathon of The North held in Sunderland. Photo by Zoë Vicarage Photography

    Weynay Ghebresilasie wins Marathon of the North Sunderland 10k

    April 29, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Eritrean London 2012 flag-bearer Weynay Ghebresilasie won the Sunderland 10k at the second Marathon of the North. Ghebresilasie, who who was participating in his first 10k road race, is currently an asylum seeker in Sunderland and was representing Sunderland Harriers & AC. The 19-year-old finished with a time of 32:51 but […]

     
  • Jake Harrison wins 2013 Marathon of the North

    Jake Harrison wins 2013 Marathon of the North

    April 29, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Leicester Tri runner Jake Harrison won the second ever Marathon of the North Yesterday on what was his first attempt to run a marathon. Harrison battled through cold and windy conditions to cross the line at the Stadium of Light in an impressive two hours, 45 minutes and 30 seconds. After the race, […]